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Mt. Tumantangis & Other Poems on Sulu
by Isnani

The Growing
Dawn
The Waves of Sulu
The Calm
Arrivals
Mt. Tumantangis
The Warrior
The System
Where Feeds The Mind
An Uneventful Day
Abunnawas Retold
Poem For The Twigs

Silent Verses
by Dias

Fiasco
The Actions Of The Fox
More Words, Just Words
Town Asleep
The Closing Of The Eye

Mga Tula Ni
Paring Bert
by Albert E. Alejo, SJ

Mayuming Ikebana Sa
Madugong Dabaw

Panghihinayang Sa Patay
Na Diktador

Ang Katotohanan Ay
Ilog-Dabaw

Sanayan Lang Ang
Pagpatay


Arrivals

The wharf is like the season's face
It marks the time, the coming and
The going witness the breeze dive
To kiss the expectant waves,
Or the wind howl to shake the complacent
Crests, the gray iron boat approaches
As a plundering heap.

Motor launches are dwarfed beside
The yawning mouth of a naval boat
Crippled now along the solidness
Of baked earth and trampled land.
The men in green are lined up against
A backdrop of steel and heavy veil,
Strange arrivals with neither feast
Nor hometown yearning appeased.

A town watches with searching eyes,
And seeks the law in young men's brows
So much flesh and so many rifles
Spark an air as that might scare
The cooing doves, the question asked
Of why so much authority cannot
Bring justice to a dead man's bones
And law into the civil homes.

- Isnani

cliparts from MS Publisher CD. effects by SKS

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